News for Tuesday, June 18, 2013


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Roule tops division in AJG event

CONYERS -- Eastside rising freshman Sidney Roule tied for the top spot in the 9-hole Club girls 7-18 division in Atlanta Junior Golf tournament at Cherokee Run Golf Course on Tuesday.. Roule and Loganville's Sydney Woody each shot a 21-over par 57 to claim the top spot.. In

Salem grad off to fast start for Berkeley Lake BERKELEY LAKE - Though his team has had an up and down start to its summer season, Cameron Gibson hasn't skipped a beat at the plate. The Salem graduate who just finished his first season at Chipola Junior College (Marianna, Florida) is leading the Berkeley Lake Tides of the

Austin heating up at plate

kurt.aschermann@rockdalecitizen.comTrenton, NJ - After a relatively slow start to his fourth season in professional baseball, Tyler Austin has picked it up of late. Austin, a Heritage graduate and 2010 13th round draft pick of the New York Yankees, has seen his season numbers rise in the last month of play

NHL-Former NBA player's son seen as slam dunk for big NHL career

BOSTON, June 18 (Reuters) - Given the genes and sporting pedigree it is not unusual that Seth Jones, son of former NBA journeyman Ronald 'Popeye' Jones, would one day follow in his father's athletic footsteps.. The sporting world, after all, has an orchard of family trees bearing familiar fruit.. In the

Braves fall short in Game 1 of doubleheader

The Sports Xchange. By Guy Curtright, The Sports Xchange. Mets 4, Braves 3. ATLANTA -- Matt Harvey is hard enough to hit after a full night's sleep. When you've had just a few hours, it's nearly impossible.. Such was the case Tuesday, when the right-hander took a no-hitter into

Main Street OKs early termination of agreement

The Main Street board approved an early termination of its agreement with the county and city.

Huckaby: Reconnecting with my Southerness

I am going to get in touch with Pat Conroy and the South in which I was born and came of age.

Then what in Syria?

The United States has a bad track record in the Middle East.

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Meadors: Federal dollars come with too many testing strings attached

Federal dollars come with strings attached, but in this case it's a wrecking ball.

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Farming in the city

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Winning wildlife tag has Conyers connection

A local firm was honored last week for its design of a winning wildlife tag.

Men rob store wearing Iron Man, Angry Birds masks

Two robbers masked as Iron Man and an Angry Birds character robbed S&S Package Store.

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Education Foundation funds teacher grants

The Newton Education Foundation recently presented a group of Newton County teachers with nearly $5,000 in grants.

CPD officer, NCSO deputy save life of man in cardiac arrest

A Covington police officer and an NCSO deputy saved the life of a man in cardiac arrest Monday.

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Sammy, Smokey need new homes

A variety of dogs and cats are available for adoption at the Rockdale and Newton animal shelters this week.

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Music Midtown lineup announced

The lineup for this year's Music Midtown festival, held Sept. 20-21 at Piedmont Park, has been announced with Jane's Addiction and Journey playing Friday night and the Red Hot Chili Peppers and Weezer among the bands playing on Saturday.